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Tiversa Monitors Web Sites For Gov't, Business, Consumers
Tiversa is a home-grown multimillion-dollar company located in Cranberry.
The company provides peer-to-peer monitoring services to the United States government a well as to several Fortune 500 companies.
Tiversa just rolled out a product consumers can get to help protect their computers.
Tiversa was founded in 2004 by Robert Boback and Sam Hopkins, both Pittsburgh natives.
Boback is a Norwin High School graduate and got his college degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Co-founder Hopkins is a Peabody High graduate and started Nauticom and went on to work for Fiore Systems and the Marconi company.
Boback said, “We were pursued by (venture capital) firms from Boston, Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley. They were intending on moving us outside Pittsburgh. It was my belief we could build a solid Pittsburgh based business with Pittsburgh based individuals. “
And that is just what the pair has done.
The privately held, venture capital-funded company has taken off.
It now has 24 employees and by the end of 2008 should have 50.
Boback said he is seeing an emergence of Pittsburgh as a technological bed.
“It’s going to be a very exciting future”, Boback said.